Until You Die ~ 09

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event type discourse
date & time 19 Apr 1975 am
location Chuang Tzu Auditorium, Poona
language English
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shorttitle UNTIL09
Reader of the sutra: Sw Ananda Teertha.
The sutra
Shibli was asked: 'Who guided you in the path?'
Shibli said: 'A dog. One day I saw him, almost dead with thirst, standing by the water's edge. Every time he looked at his reflection in the water he was frightened and withdrew, because he thought it was another dog.
Finally, such was his necessity, he cast away fear and leapt into the water; at which the reflection disappeared.
The dog found that the obstacle, which was himself, the barrier between him and what he sought, melted away.
In this same way, my own obstacle vanished when I knew that it was what I took to be my own self. And my way was first shown to me by the behaviour of -- a dog.'


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